Chindon Festival

Dancing in the streets of Toyama City

Apr 5
Apr 7
Venue: Toyamaken Akasaka Kaikan When: Apr 5th - Apr 7th 2020 ,  10:00am - 5:00pm

At the peak of the cherry blossom season, the annual Chindon spring festival brings life to the city of Toyama. Scores of performers from all around Japan gather in Toyama, dressed in their vividly colored traditional Japanese and modern day costumes. With their musical instruments the performers bring joy and laughter to all the people who watch. Hundreds of people line the streets of Toyama City to see this grand celebration. The original Chindon performers were musicians who were hired to promote businesses and products in the streets, which dates back to the Edo period (1603-1867).

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Bonson Lam 4 years ago
Gaily coloured and full of life, the first Chindon'ya made its way around Osaka around 1845, selling candy like a Japanese pied piper. No wonder they are popular with kids of all ages, even today!
Michael Mighty Author 4 years ago
Thank you Bonson.
Michael Mighty Author 4 years ago
Thank you Trifina.
Trifina Leang 4 years ago
Wow...stunning picture! Like the colour. Thanks Mike